Edward O’Connor, CFA, graduated cum laude with honors in Economics and Philosophy from Colgate University. He served as a U.S. diplomat in Cuba and Guatemala, from 1993 to 1997. In Cuba he worked on migration issues, including the first return of Cuban migrants intercepted at sea, and the in the in-country refugee program which resettled politically persecuted Cubans in the United States. In Guatemala he served as the Human Rights Officer, monitoring the Guatemalan government’s efforts to combat ongoing human rights abuses and compliance with the peace treating ending that country’s 36-year civil war. Ted holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago. Since 2002 Ted has been an equity analyst and portfolio manager and Cooke & Bieler, LP, becoming a partner in 2005.